There’s nothing like a great tan to boost your mood but a bronzed complexion takes things to a whole new level. The look and feeling of a perfectly bronzed and radiant face tan is second to none. We’ve got all the facts you need on how face tanners ACTUALLY work and how you can perfect and refine your current routine for the most flawless results.
How Face Tan’s Work:
If you’re curious about how face tanners work then you’ve come to the right place. The active ingredient in most sunless face tanners is dihydroxyacetone, more commonly known as DHA. DHA is derived from a simple carbohydrate that can be from a chemical or natural source such as beetroot or cane sugar. When you apply face tan the DHA reacts with amino acids on the skin’s surface to give that golden, sunkissed glow. This process is known as 'maillard reaction' and starts within two to four hours after applying the self tan. Face tans typically last around three to six days before the need to reapply.
How To Use Face Tans:
The best time to self tan your face is in the evening or right before bed. This will allow the product to develop and work it’s magic while you get your beauty sleep. Let’s start by doing the groundwork...Cleanse your face thoroughly, completely removing all traces of makeup, moisturisers, toners and sunscreen. This step is essential for achieving the most flawless results.
Lucky for you we have 2 super hero face tanners. Take your pick from either our Face Tan Water which is water-based and gives a deeper result faster or opt for a cream formula and build up your tan overtime with our Gradual Face Tan.
Gradual Face Tan is a multi-tasking face cream that combines your daily moisturiser with self tan. You are able to build your perfect colour, daily. It’s antioxidant rich and will deeply hydrate the skin leaving you with a healthy, radiant glow. Apply a pea size amount of Gradual Face Tan to your entire face. Ensure the layer of cream is thinly and evenly spread across your entire face and be sure to blend the product up into your hairline.
Face Tan Water will give a deeper bronzed glow, faster. Think of a Face Tan Water as a toner, it’s the first step in your night skincare routine. Combine 3-4 pumps of the product to a cotton pad and apply to your face, neck and chest. Allow to develop for at least 4-6 hours before rinsing your face with lukewarm water.